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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: no offense but

This plague idea is complete non starter, about as likely as the poisonous manta ray. The only body, so far as we know, is Sugaree's. Why is it being taken down, not simply picked up? If this were a plague song the imagery would be entirely other than it is here. It's a doomed relationship song.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: no offense but

Its the wagon reference to me also, I know its not a plague song but the imagery was medieval to me.

No accounting why some brains are wired the way they are. I guess I read to much Dark Ages literature at my Jesuit HS-lol.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: no offense but

Maybe I'm thrown off by the wagon. The wagon to me suggests a mass burial, or at least an ignoble burial. But maybe it's just means a hearse. At any rate the "final taxi ride" (reckless Eric?)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jul 9, 2010 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: no offense but

I was staying at the Marriott
With Jesus and John Wayne
I was waiting for a chariot
They were waiting for a train
The sky was full of carrion
"I'll take the mazuma"
Said Jesus to Marion
"That's the 3:10 to Yuma
My ride's here..."

The Houston sky was changeless
We galloped through bluebonnets
I was wrestling with an angel
You were working on a sonnet
You said, "I believe the seraphim
Will gather up my pinto
And carry us away, Jim
Across the San Jacinto
My ride's here..."

Shelley and Keats were out in the street
And even Lord Byron was leaving for Greece
While back at the Hilton, last but not least
Milton was holding his sides
Saying, "You bravos had better be
ready to fight
Or we'll never get out of East Texas tonight
The trail is long and the river is wide
And my ride's here"

I was staying at the Weston
I was playing to a draw
When in walked Charlton Heston
With the Tablets of the Law
He said, "It's still the Greatest Story"
I said, "Man, I'd like to stay
But I'm bound for glory
I'm on my way
My ride's here..."


Now THAT's a 'last ride' song!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jul 10, 2010 2:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: no offense but

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkXDLNRVMxY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMKLoE5uUu0

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2010-07-10 09:32:01

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Poster: spacedface Date: Jul 10, 2010 12:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: no offense but

Everyone's body is taken down into the ground, or water or fire if they want to cut to the chase.

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